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Areas of Expertise

The Whitman research topics database includes Whitman School faculty members and senior administrators. Use the database to identify faculty members with expertise in a wide range of business areas. Search by using business practice terms (i.e. human resources), department names (i.e. finance), or name of a particular individual. Once you have found a person, or persons, with whom you would like to speak, please forward your request to whitcomm@syr.edu.

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Faculty whose research interests contain: Manufacturing
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Lee, Luz

Lee, Luz
Adjunct Instructor


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Research Topics: Mentoring/Training
Supply Procurement
Quality Control
Cost Reduction
Project Management
Executive Decision Making
Leadership and Professional Coaching
Cross-functional Team Leadership
Negotiations
Budget Preparation
Manufacturing and Business Process Assessment
Fostering Business Relationships


Lynch, Don

Lynch, Don
Adjunct faculty


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Research Topics: - Planning Methods: MRP, CRP, DRP, Re-order point, Kanban, Heijunka
- Domestic and International Transportation Management (Small Package, LTL, TL, LCL, CL, Air Freight)
- Lean Manufacturing: 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Set-up Reduction, Cellular Manufacturing, Visual Controls, Standard Work, Kaizen EventsĀ· Database Query and Report Writing Applications (Microsoft Access, SQL, Crystal Reports)
- ERP software systems (BPCS, Adonix X3, SAP)


Penfield, Patrick

Penfield, Patrick
Professor of Supply Chain Practice
Director, Executive Education
315-443-3428
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Research Topics: Green supply chain, sustainability, manufacturing, warehousing, 21st century supply chain management, purchasing, project management, supply chain systems, strategic sourcing and negotiations, APICS training and Lean/Six Sigma.

Computer Skills: Proficient in SAP, DRP, & Microsoft Office Software


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